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The goal of this program is to train students to an exceptionally high standard in network planning, implementation, administration and support. Through this program, students also achieve requisite skills in computer maintenance and management. This certificate is based on industry certification requirements as determined by Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco. The course maps directly to the certification pathways for recognized one or few of following designations such as:

  • CompTIA A+ Essentials
  • CompTIA Network +
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

The certification for these designations is administered through outside agencies. However arrangements can be made through the Student Services department at Brighton College if the student aspires to pursue official certification. There are costs for each exam, payable to the Authorized Testing Center.

This certificate program is instructor-driven, allowing students to navigate quickly through theory and networking software. The curriculum includes experiential lectures and workshops facilitated by specialized industry experts - all instructors have relevant designations and are Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT's) with at least 5 years experience in the industry. The program includes an optional practicum as work experience at various small and mid-sized firms throughout the lower mainland. The successful completion of all courses is required for program graduation.

The program duration is 16 Weeks:
16 Weeks theory classes

The theory class is 20 hours per week:
20 hours lecture & discussion

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Domestic: Grade 10 English or pass College English assessment; International student: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass College English assessment

The Network Technician Program is Accredited by:

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  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Network Technician
  • Network Administration Assistant
  • LAN (local area network) Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Career Paths
  • Network Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Network Consultant

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Skills and Benefits Acquired - Win8 Installation, System Configuration, OS Troubleshooting
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This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have good Windows operating system knowledge and experience and want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Install/Configure Windows Server 2012, Manage Active Directory objects
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